Ο ΛΑΙΚΙΣΜΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΥΡΩΣΚΕΠΤΙΚΙΣΜΟΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΕ

Την πρώτη Ιουνίου είμαι προσκεκλημένος του Βελγικού Ινστιτιτούτου Διεθνών Σχέσεων Egmont στις Βρυξέλλες, για μια συζήτηση για τον ευρωσκεπτικισμό και τον λαϊκισμό στην ΕΕ, μαζί με εκλεκτούς συνομιλητές αλλά και τον υπουργό εξωτερικών του Βελγίου, Didier Reynders. Θα μιλήσω όχι μόνο για τον Σύριζα αλλά και για συγγενή του λαϊκιστικά κόμματα και μορφώματα στην σημερινή ευρωπαική σκηνή. Το πρόβλημα του λαϊκισμού δεν είναι μόνο ελληνικό.

Events

  • Monday, 1 June 2015
The rise and changes of populism and euroscepticism in the EU

Conference from 18:00 to 20:00
Location: Egmont Palace, 8 bis Place du Petit Sablon, 1000 Bruxelles
Organisation: Egmont Institute

Save the date!   So-called “populist” and “eurosceptic” movements and parties have been on the rise for the last decades in several EU countries. This conference will address this issue by looking at its ideological, strategic and organizational aspects. It will ask the following questions: What are the recent reconfigurations characterizing populism and euroscepticism and how can we explain their increasing influence? To what extent does eurosceptic populism overcome the traditional left-right cleavage? What are the convergences to be observed between such movements beyond national boundaries? Are populism and euroscepticisms mere variants of nationalism and if so, how do they relate to classical political ideologies? And finally: what are the possible convincing alternatives which should be put forward to counter this phenomenon?  

 

Programme:

17:30 Registration

18:00 welcome address by Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Speakers :

Pavlos Eleftheriadis, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law and a Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford University
- Jean De Ruyt, senior career diplomat, former Belgian ambassador to the EU, the UN and NATO. Senior Policy Advisor for Covington & Burling, visiting Professor at Louvain University and the College of Europe.
Tom Nuttall, EU correspondent for the Economist
Sophie Heine, Senior Research Fellow for the European affairs program at Egmont Institute.

Moderator : Ambassador Marc Otte, Director General of the Egmont Institute

 

(Photo credit: Erwin F, Flickr)